If I could do that off the cuff I would be WAAY more fun at parties!
There were cropped trousers worn with a sharp-shouldered blazer with slits at the cuff.
He blames the “hold-up” on an imaginary broker he calls (off the cuff) “Schopenhauer.”
Ron Paul finished a clear second, and spoke off the cuff about defending civil liberties.
The May 2012 joke was seemingly off the cuff—a spur of the moment thought.
Captain Brisket took Mr. Stobell by the cuff and after a slight altercation drew him inside.
As in the case of Bucket, the effective armor of cuff is flattery.
Gie him a cuff at Martinmas, and his cheek will be tingling at Whitsunday.
The enthusiast, with his cuff an impatient blank, never hung about Henley.
But one was (most dishonestly) too big to cuff in spite of his greener years.
"bottom of a sleeve," mid-14c., cuffe "hand covering, mitten, glove," perhaps somehow from Medieval Latin cuffia "head covering," of uncertain origin. Sense of "band around the sleeve" is first attested 1520s; sense of "hem of trousers" is 1911. Off the cuff "extemporaneously" is 1938 American English colloquial, suggesting an actor or speaker reading from notes jotted on his shirt sleeves rather than learned lines. Cuff links is from 1897.
"to put a cuff on," 1690s, from cuff (n.). Related: Cuffed; cuffing.
"hit," 1520s, of unknown origin, perhaps from Swedish kuffa "to thrust, push." Related: Cuffed; cuffing. As a noun from 1560s.
A bandlike structure encircling a part.
An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.
[1920s+; first two senses fr the notion of keeping track of debts by notations on the cuff of one's shirt]